Notaden bennettii Günther, 1873

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Notaden > Species: Notaden bennettii

Notaden bennettii Günther, 1873, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 11: 350. Syntypes: Not stated; BMNH 1873.4.30.17 (now 1947.2.19.94) and 1873.4.30.6 (1947.2.18.56) according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 63, and museum records; BMNH 1947.2.19.94, one of two adults, regarded as "Type" by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 328, apparently in error, the other specimen being numbered BMNH 1947.2.18.55, by museum records; BMNH 1947.2.18.56 (formerly 1873.4.30.17) noted as lectotype by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 23. Type locality: "from the Castlereagh River", New South Wales, Australia.

English Names

Catholic Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 78).

Crucifix Toad (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 71; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Holy Cross Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 237; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 96).


Plains of central New South Wales and southern Queensland, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 96–97. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 37, provided a polygon distribution map.

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